April 03, 2013 - 5:58 PM
By Shannon Quesnel
Jamie Paul Wolanski pled guilty to breaching his bail but the six-month sentence he was given will be considered time-served.
The former Penticton Secondary School student appeared in Penticton Provincial Court today via video. He has been in custody for breaching bail conditions set after he was arrested for allegedly killing Penticton teen Andrew McAdam on June 11, 2011. Wolanski still faces an Aug. 12 judge-and-jury trial for the second-degree murder charge.
Wolanski pled guilty to breaking his bail conditions twice. The first time was on May 22, 2012 with one count of using illegal drugs and for possessing crystal meth. Authorities learned he was using after he was taken to hospital. Medical and police staff struggled to control Wolanski. Crystal meth was found on his person.
Wolanski also pled guilty to violating more bail conditions on June 5 by breaking curfew and failing to reside at a specific location.
In total he was given a six-month sentence but Judge Dale Sinclair declared Wolanski had already served the time in jail. Wolanski will still remain in custody until the Aug. 12 trial.
“Some of us learn faster, some of us learn slower,” Sinclair said to Wolanski. The judge told the youth to learn from these experiences and to right his “sinking ship.”
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